Articles of Interest
Our philosophy and programs are based upon findings from educational research. Here is a collection of recent peer-reviewed studies and other articles that are relevant to improving and expanding educational outcomes for all students.
Articles related to heterogeneous grouping, equity, and detracking
Recent articles related to the common core
Are math textbooks ready for Common Core?: Recent analysis of textbooks finds that15 to 20 percent of textbooks cover topics outside the Common Core standards, while 10 to 15 percent of the standards are not reflected in the texts.
Nix the Tricks: A guide to avoiding shortcuts that cut out math concept development.
Bigger Gains for Students Who Don’t Get Help Solving Problems: Manu Kapur identifies three conditions that promote a beneficial struggle. First, choose problems to work on that “challenge but do not frustrate.” Second, provide learners with opportunities to explain and elaborate on what they’re doing. Third, give learners the chance to compare and contrast good and bad solutions to the problems.
High School Students Receiving Instruction Focused on “Deeper Learning” Do Better in Math and English and Have Higher Graduation Rates than Their Peers